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Old 06-10-11, 06:33 AM
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Guy Crashes Multiple Times To Make Point About NYPD Ticketing Bicyclists

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Loved it, and of course reading the comments.
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Old 06-10-11, 06:48 AM
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And there is a claim that it is not illegal to ride outside the lane. Whichever is true, it's hardly a grave offense.
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He was more than likely was blocking traffic when he didn't need to. This guy has done a lot of these stunts. He sure is good at it.
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great video! I did notice the Officer giving the ticket at the begining did not even bother getting out of the prowler.

I am not sure just which "accident" I like better. crashing into and rocketing into the delivery truck or crashing into the prowler. too bad the cops were not in the car at the time.
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I liked the crashing into the truck best. Guy should be a stuntman.
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that was awesome. prowler FTW
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the first time i saw it i didn't know he was gonna crash into anything.. it made it that much bet... *CRASH*
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Old 06-10-11, 08:21 AM
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Brilliant - and what's more, it's gone viral. About time NY gets this issue stuck right back in their face.

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Eh, running into dayglow orange barrels and sawhorses and traffic cones and the like, that are clearly put there to indicate a potential hazard, doesn't make a point about anything. This is cutting off his nose to spite his face.
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It would have been even better if he knocked the rear view mirror off. By accident of course.
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Cool. I support his efforts.
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Motor vehicle rules become very gray when the driver feels his or her safety is in peril. I see no reason why that should not also apply to cyclists.

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Eh, running into dayglow orange barrels and sawhorses and traffic cones and the like, that are clearly put there to indicate a potential hazard, doesn't make a point about anything. This is cutting off his nose to spite his face.
He's still making the point that the bike lanes are not always the safest place to be, that sometimes you have to avoid obstacles by going out of the bike lane.
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Eh, running into dayglow orange barrels and sawhorses and traffic cones and the like, that are clearly put there to indicate a potential hazard, doesn't make a point about anything. This is cutting off his nose to spite his face.
So what should he do? Get off and walk his bike around every one? Obviously he can't ride around them because he'd have to leave the bike lane and get a ticket. In fact, that's his ENTIRE point! The cop said he had to stay in the bike lane even when unsafe to do so.....

LOL, I like the one right around the two minute mark where he runs into the back of the open truck and ends up in the back of it! Good stuff.
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So what should he do? Get off and walk his bike around every one? Obviously he can't ride around them because he'd have to leave the bike lane and get a ticket. In fact, that's his ENTIRE point! The cop said he had to stay in the bike lane even when unsafe to do so.....

LOL, I like the one right around the two minute mark where he runs into the back of the open truck and ends up in the back of it! Good stuff.
In the video I watched, he hit things that he could have avoided without even leaving the lane.

I commute in NYC, and I have to go around cars and pedestrians and all kinds of obstructions in the bike lane, so I know the problem is real. Very often the problem is a parked police car. I have seen police cars parked in the bike lane, with snow on them, up to a week after the snowfall. The police do not respect bicycles, bicyclists, bike lanes, etc; and yes, this is a real problem. But this guy is not offering a real solution. Being an idiot, acting like a clown, is not going to solve anything. If there is an obstruction you can't go around, you are going to have to stop your bike/car/skateboard/burro etc. and go around it. If it's safe to ride out into traffic for this purpose, that's what you have to do.

We are off-topic, in case no one has noticed.
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We are off-topic, in case no one has noticed.
What is the topic?

edit: Oh, yes. Classic and vintage bicycles; safeties, bonecrushers, high-wheelers and the like.
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All the Citys are short of cash so, write tickets. My city is now famous for "lawn" tickets, dead lawn, too many weeds, toys?. Yes, last year I recieved a ticket for a lawn that was not "clean", To many weeds and toys. 200$, my wife was pist. Lancastern made the news and the crackdown went away but no one got there money back. I'm glad to see some one fight back against the City and I have to agree, give the car a ticket for being parked illegally.
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In the video I watched, he hit things that he could have avoided without even leaving the lane.

I commute in NYC, and I have to go around cars and pedestrians and all kinds of obstructions in the bike lane, so I know the problem is real. Very often the problem is a parked police car. I have seen police cars parked in the bike lane, with snow on them, up to a week after the snowfall. The police do not respect bicycles, bicyclists, bike lanes, etc; and yes, this is a real problem. But this guy is not offering a real solution. Being an idiot, acting like a clown, is not going to solve anything. If there is an obstruction you can't go around, you are going to have to stop your bike/car/skateboard/burro etc. and go around it. If it's safe to ride out into traffic for this purpose, that's what you have to do.

We are off-topic, in case no one has noticed.
As I interpreted it, he is not complaining about obstructions in the bike paths. He is complaining that avoiding said obstructions, even in a safe manner, can result in being ticketed.

Bringing it to light an issue in a way that gains national visibility and - hopefully - support, cannot do anything but help his cause.
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Originally Posted by ColonelJLloyd View Post
What is the topic?
"Threads that Belong in A&S"

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That is freaking HILARIOUS!!!! I'm so glad though NYC is a bit more bike friendly than it was when I was living there. Hopefully, they will ticket the obstructors and not the bikers
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ok - I let this stay here because Tom is one of us. If it gets contentious, this thread will get moved to A&S.
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When I was back in NYC last year, I was thoroughly appalled at the behavior of some of the cyclists.

A few bad apples are ruining it for everybody.
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Originally Posted by ColonelJLloyd View Post
What is the topic?

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Don't forget muscle bikes.
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